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As part of the FTC’s settlement with DeVry University for deceptive advertising, the school agreed to pay $49.4 million to the FTC for partial refunds to some students. The FTC plans to mail checks before the end of the summer to people who:

  • enrolled for the first time in a bachelor’s or associate’s degree program at DeVry University between January 1, 2008 and October 1, 2015;
  • paid at least $5,000 with cash, loans or military benefits;
  • did not get debt or loan forgiveness as part of this settlement; and
  • completed at least one class credit.

The amount of each refund will depend on how much a person paid to DeVry. The refunds will not be the full amount of money people paid.

The FTC will use DeVry’s records to identify students eligible for refunds. If you were a DeVry student between January 1, 2008 and September 30, 2015, you don’t need to do anything to apply for a refund. If you think you might be eligible, and your address has changed since you attended DeVry, you can call the FTC refund administrator at 844-578-2645 to update your address.

For information about the DeVry redress program, visit and sign up for email updates. To learn more about repaying federal student aid, check out the Department of Education’s loan repayment page.

Note: On May 11, 2017, we edited this post to clarify that a student had to enroll in a degree program for the first time between January 1, 2008 and October 1, 2015.

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I went to devry and received my associates in between that time but have moved out of the country. how can i go about finding more information on this to see if i am eligible?

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I went to DeVry up until October 2008 and i never received anything about a refund. I’m trying to figure out if i am due a refund

Read the FTC information about DeVry refunds.

I never got my check. Who do I contact?

Is there any news of plans to expand the cut off date? I just missed the cut off date, but they definitely were using the same tactics in 2006-2007 when I attended. I learned after the fact, that Devry was pushing hard for people to take out loans for tuition. When I enrolled, I was eligible for GI Bill benefits, which the person enrolling me said would take too long to get set up before the next semester's classes started, and that it was perfectly safe to take out this little loan to pay tuition up front, and then use my GI Bill to pay the loan back once the benefits started rolling in. Fast forward to the next semester, and my benefits are still not coming in. I'm calling the school VA representative daily, and can't seem to ever get them to answer the phone. I'm calling the admissions office for help, and they refer me back to the VA reps office. But they do offer to help me take out even more loans. At this point, my skepticism is raised, as the benefit for them to continue to get me to borrow money instead of using my GI bill becomes obvious. My last contact with that school was an email to the president explaining the situation, and begging to get let off the hook since I never received any GI Bill benefits to pay back the 5 grand I took out preemptively while waiting for the GI Bill benefits to kick in. 13 years this has followed me. Wage garnishment just started finally. The hard headed part of me sees unemployment as a big middle finger. The issue now, is I have 4 kids and they think I can afford $439 every paycheck. That's a lot of money. I never wanted the loan in the first place, and feel very manipulated, even now 13 years later

I'm shock to see that even I have proof that I attended Devry University in Orlando back in 2006 and paid more than 89% of tuition with Loans and somehow I was not selected to receive Checks.

I attended DeVry from 2010 -2013 and finished my degree and took a loan for almost 20K. How do I know I qualify? I also completed a Borrower Defense Application, case #: 01248317. I'm just a little confused on what are the next steps. Any information would help!

The FTC has information about its DeVry refunds.

My wife enrolled for bachelors at DeVry in May 2011. She continued to go to school there until summer of 2015. During this timeframe we accumulated almost $55,000 in student loan debt. I am really not sure who can we speak to or get some assistance as all my wife has received a check of $125.00 as part of this settlement, which is mind boggling. I have been trying to call the telephone # on FTC website but of no avail. Please let us know what should be our next step

I graduated from DeVry in 2009 It cost me over $33,000 for master program through Federal Student loan. No one has contacted me yet.

The FTC's information about its DeVry refunds has information about the refund program.

I attended devry from 2011-2015 I got like 70,000 in debt of loans and nothing to show of it what do I do???

I did not get a settlement Check from DeVry University from 7/9010 to 12/2013 . I paid for classes and loans for classes and books. And, graduated from the course. Yet, I did not get a check. Why is that? And, is it too late?

The FTC's information about its DeVry refunds has information about the refund program.

I was a student at Devry in March 2006. I was not only a victim of there deceptive advertisement, but they also were fraudulent in their activities for my loans. They claimed they would be a guarantor for a signature loan to cover the extra money that my federal loans and grants would not cover, since my credit was not good enough to get it on my own. I naively signed everything and proceeded to attend classes for about a week. At that point, I lost access to transportation to school since I lived over 60 miles away from the school at the time, so I requested to be unenrolled from the school. They told me it was taken care of, but then a few years later, I found it that they did not unenroll me, and even though I was withdrawn from one class, I received F's in the other be classes. Not only did they not unenroll me as requested, they took all $8000.00 in financial aid for an entire semester, even though I had only been enrolled in a single 8 week session. Which was charged to me for a single 8 week session. I have been fighting the private loan for many years without success, and I eventually paid a settlement to have it removed from my credit report last year, which Navient has yet to do. I just finished my PhD from a University, and now the federal loans are going into repayment, and I'm wondering what my rights are.

I graduated in Summer 2008. I completed two semesters that fall under this situation, but I never was contacted, nor did I receive any checks.

is it too late to get a refund. I called twice and I left a message, but no one called me back.

I went to Keller Graduate School of Management which was online study, but I was living in Canada, but all my relation was with Keller school in the US. do I get refund?

I am a Canadian citizen who attended DeVry online from 2011 to 2012. in the Electronic Engineering Technology bachelor’s degree program. I received a letter for the class action but when I went to fill out the form my province was not listed. How do I go about it to get my settlement.


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